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  • Fire with Fire

  • Caine Riordan, Book 1
  • By: Charles E. Gannon
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 444

2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth's Moon - a history-making clandestine project - and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a changed world. Humanity has achieved faster-than-light travel and is pioneering nearby star systems. And now, Riordan is compelled to become an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan's mission: travel to a newly settled world and investigate whether a primitive local species was once sentient - enough so to have built a lost civilization.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would have been good as 1950s SF

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-13-15

Confusing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

While listening to this audiobook it was very easy to get confused and lost. I had to start over and re-listen to the whole book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Trial by Fire

  • Caine Riordan, Book 2
  • By: Charles E. Gannon
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 26 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity’s first encounter with alien races, sudden war clouds burst. With Earth's fleet shattered by a sneak attack and its survivors fighting for their lives, Caine must rely upon both his first contact and weaponry skills to contend with the non-humanoid enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really great, enjoyable listen

  • By Michael P. Long on 03-08-15

Confusing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

The story line is rather confusing and hard to follow. The first book was even harder, I needed to restart it after finishing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Without Warning

  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Baghdad, as the world waits for war, a miles-high energy wave cordons a vast area from southern Canada to northern Mexico. In a moment, 99 percent of the U.S. population has been wiped from the face of the earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, entertaining listen

  • By J on 11-28-09

Intense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-10

Really a compelling listen, very tense, hard to put down. Author's choice of characters was unique and he did a very good job making you think that more than one person was narrating the story. Epilogue was somewhat of a letdown... the huge mystery was left unrevealed and a few loose ends,unless there is a sequel...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,791

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, light read

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-27-12

If you like Star Trek you'll love this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-08

This is a very captivating, fast moving, on the edge of the seat audio book I have listened too in a long time. If it was a book it would be one of those type that you could not put down until finished. And when you do finish it you can't wait for the next one to come out. Excellent book and a good narration!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful